There has never been a time when so few can change so much. More and more we are seeing small teams of dedicated people change the world for the better. This new realization is at the core of the Smart City App Hack (SCAH) initiative; a program that empowers citizens to create app based solutions that bring their cities into the 21st century.
At PAYFORT we’re always on the lookout for new prospects that can help up and coming entrepreneurs, and we believe Dubai SCAH is one of the best opportunities in the region. By bringing together coders, designers and idea generators, the program creates an exceptional atmosphere for developing innovative new solutions to age-old city problems.
Dubai SCAH will kick off on June 11th, with the 2nd edition of the Decode Dubai competition organized by In5. The event will bring together talented individuals from across Dubai in a 48 hour hackathon. Participants will be tasked with building innovative web or mobile applications that address any of the five challenge themes.
- Urban Mobility
- Culture & Tourism
- Shopping & Retail
- Energy & Emission
- Collaborative City
To get involved all you need to do let them know you’re interested and pitch your idea. Winning teams will move on to the Dubai SCAH finals and compete for the chance to represent their city at the Smart City Expo in Barcelona this November.
Do you have an idea that could make Dubai a better city? Let us know in the comments below or reach out on Twitter @payfort.
I’ll be attending Decode Dubai as a mentor and guest of In5. If you have any questions about participating in the event be sure to reach out.